Metal Clay Related Events

This page lists special metal clay events that artists around the world may find interesting. We aim to list significant events around the world so if you are organising and event or have a special master class running in your area, please contact us to have it listed. You can also have your metal clay event featured in the right hand column of every page for a small fee. Find out more about this on the Sponsor Us page.


Metal Clay Artists Symposium

When: 23rd – 26th August 2018

Where: Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem NC, USA

Registration now open!

Wanaree Tanner in the UK

What: Prayer Box Masterclass

Where: Metal Clay Ltd, Wareham, Dorset

When: 6th-7th October 2018

In this 2-day masterclass, Wanaree will teach you the most efficient way to construct a small, tension closure and hinged locket. You’ll learn so many useful techniques including; Wanaree’s complete Signature Die Cut Tool method, Hollow Form System, best clay refinement practises, simplified self-contained hinge construction, the tricks of tension closures, ornamental swing bail, and Wanaree’s preferred metal finishing process! After two days, you’ll leave with an incredibly detailed, unique and very special fine silver prayer box that you can hang on a chain or on a charm bracelet, and many new techniques that you can put into practise on future projects too!

What: Mandela Talisman Pendant

Where: Metal Clay Ltd, Wareham, Dorset

When: 13th-14th October 2018

This 2-day masterclass introduces Wanaree’s FreeForm Design, Meditative Mandala Design and Die Cut Tool methods. Wanaree will share her techniques for applying a vibrant, multi-coloured metal patina that acts like paint when wet and won’t rub off or have to be re-applied. You’ll also learn her best refinement practises for metal clay, how to construct an ornamental swing bail, her silver clay firing method for distortion prevention and her metal finishing processes. After two days, you’ll leave with your own highly detailed, unique talisman pendant and the knowledge and techniques to put into practise on future projects too!

Iwona Tamborska in the UK

What: Silver and Metal Clay Narrative Jewellery

Where: CSACJ, St Austell, Cornwall

When: 18th – 24th October 2018

This six day narrative jewellery masterclass with Polish art jeweller Iwona Tamborska will take your metal clay work to a whole new level. The course runs as four consecutive days, a rest day and then two final days. It spans seven days in all.

You will create narrative jewellery which tells your own story. Combining traditional silverwork techniques with metal clay you’ll create totally unique statement jewellery with the wow factor. All the materials are included in the price except for the second project. For this project, you have personal choice for the focal piece. After signing up for the class, you will be given more information on this together with the tools you’ll need to bring if you have them.

Terry Kovalcik in the UK

Nested Nook LocketWhat: Nested Nook Locket Master Class

Where: Craftworx, East Yorkshire, UK

When: 13th – 15th May 2019

In this master class you will create a swivel, hinged locket with a nested nook that swings down to reveal the contents within. The nook can hold many things – keepsakes, photos, memorabilia or a special message. Think of it as a secret niche inside a pendant.

Shaman LocketWhat: Shaman Locket Masterclass

Where: Craftworx, East Yorkshire, UK

When: 17th – 19th May 2019 -1 place left
When: 21st – 23rd May 2019 – sold out
When: 25th – 27th May 2019 – limited availability

In this master class you will explore the process of making a hinged cylindrical receptacle. This small decorative locket is fashioned in the style of a Tibetan prayer wheel. It’s a place to hold your secret wishes close to your heart.


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